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WC2010 : Day 4

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Escape from Alcaraz

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Defending Champions – stand side by side
Defending Champions sing National Anthem with pride
Defending Champions – but from the kick-off they hide

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Defending Champions looking pale
Defending Champions nearly fail
Defending Champions – get out of jail

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 If Defending Champions keep this up –
There’ll be a new name on the cup!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ~~~ * ~~~

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 One haiku fits all

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Pedestrian
Dream machines sit at red light
Football lollipopp’d

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ~~~ * ~~~

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Anonymous
Pragmatism wins the day
Football loses face

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Notes

Italy looked like Champions when singing their National Anthem.
Sluggish after that though.

The poem title? Thanks to George Hamilton of RTE who came up with that gem.
Paraguay’s scorer : Anto Alcaraz.

Group E

Holland 2 Denmark 0
Japan 1 Cameroon 0

Group F

Italy 1 Paraguay 1

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2010-day-4/